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Joined: 29/08/11 Updated: 15/02/17 Frost: Low
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Cider apples1 - Is there such a thing as low/medium chill cider Apple trees? I am growing both "tropical" varieties of some trees (Apple, peach) plus standard varieties (Apricot, Pear & Plums) and wish to expand into cider production but cannot find any information about..1092 days 10hrs

Mango - Valencia Pride (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 794 days 7hrs

Comments: - Has formed fruit, but knocked off by dog, child birds or wind. Tried various watering strategies and seemed to have found happy medium now. Will concentrate on branch growth and shape. Needs more water than I thought. Is happy now. Have planted Florigon and Honey nearby. Am running out of room. I was never allowed Mangoes as a child (NZ), so I consider them to be a quintessential part of the Australian summer experience. To be self sufficient in mangoes!

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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(Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 794 days 7hrs

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PLUM GREENGAGE When I was 8, I decided I wanted my own property just so I could have a Greengage plum. I purchased a pencil sized plant from Diggers 7 years ago, which is now 2.5 x 2 meters. Unfortunately, it does not flower in tandem with the Prune d'Agen nearby, but I live in hope, as I have never seen Greengages at the supermarket. has produced fruitlets, but not matured.

several years later, and crop is increasingly exponentially although still not heavy. First greengage since I left NZ back in 1986. Sublime!


Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Cross Pollination

Cross Pollinator Variety: Prune d'Agen

Organic Status:Organic


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Apple - Dorsett Golden (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 794 days 7hrs

Comments: - This is simply a fantastic tree. Very easy going, bearing enthusiastically even when not flowering in tandem with any of it's neighbours. Have an Anna, Tropic Sweet, Tropic Beauty, Ein Shemer, Ellisons Orange and Wild Granny (Diggers), but this tree really shines. Has had fruit for 2 seasons now, although the birds got to them the first year - they were my first ever apples and  earlier than I expected (November), but mid January in 2017. Still getting to know it, but I am a big, big fan. Gorgeous looking fruit that can be enjoyed crisp, or softer. (I gave one to my neighbour who said it was the first apple she had eaten in years due to her teeth). Would seriously recommend this to anyone with a non traditional apple climate. I am already looking forward to next year. Neighbouring trees growing, but do not flower simultaneously. Perhaps when they have a few more years on them, meanwhile I have this golden beauty.

Fruiting Months January, November, December

Planted: 2014

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Dwarf Apricot - Fireball (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 794 days 7hrs

Comments: - Fruits 6 weeks or more before Moorepark and before birds work out to ransack my garden. Big, fat, flavoursome fruit of vibrant colour. Shades chicken coop and twice the size of the much older Morepark nearby. All Daleys trees do better than those bought locally. Very satisfying being so quick from flower to fruit. My children won't eat apricots (weird) so they are all for me. Bought a preserving unit in anticipation of years ahead. 

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2011

Height 3.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 4 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Peach - Angel Subtropical (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 794 days 7hrs

Comments: - Beautiful flowers, cute fruit. Hoped shape would encourage kids to eat more home grown produce being good lunchbox shape and size. Doesn't have the "oh my god" taste of the awesome Tropical Beauty, but pleasant enough. Branches in all directions, very enthusiastic growth.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2013

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Apricot - Moorpark (Grafted) 7/10

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Update: 1518 days 14hrs

Comments: - Bought locally, and slow to thrive. Half the size of the Daleys Fireball purchased years later. Much loved by birds. May use for preserving with the larger fruited Fireball for fresh eating, 6 weeks earlier. Severely pruned for shape last year. Lots of water given. Promising progress this year. Will invest in bird netting.

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2008

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting and Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Orange - Washington Navel (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1518 days 14hrs

Comments: - Unbelievably sweet, luscious and flavoursome fruit. Why anyone bothers to eat store bought oranges is beyond me. Flowers itself half to death each year, so I will be ruthless next year. Early heatwave and severe winds caused havoc this season, with most fruit dropped. Flowers now budding in February. 

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Peachcot Ora A (Grafted) 8/10

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Update: 1518 days 14hrs

Comments: - First planted in front yard as daughters tree, but neglected, so moved last autumn to where I will treasure it. Has fruited first year after purchase, and had intriguing flavour. Taken to school as gift for teacher, and had much interest shown. Am looking forward to this flourishing in new position, is doing well.

Planted: 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, blood and bone

Organic Status:Organic


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Peach - Tropic Beauty (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1518 days 14hrs

Comments: - Unbelievable. Could be the best peach I have ever eaten. A revelation, as I was always a heirloom fruit person. So good it is sinful. Little, baby tree, but a giant in taste. Probably my favourite fruit this year.

Fruiting Months November

Planted: 2012

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 4 Months from Purchase in Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Plumcott - Spring Satin (Grafted) 10/10

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Update: 1518 days 15hrs

Comments: - I have many fruit trees, but this is the only one my kids rave about. Can taste different depending on the level of coloration inside. More red - more plum like. One fruit year after planting, 50 odd second year. I am hoping for exponential increase. Fruits after Apricot Fireball and before Tropical Beauty Peach. Unbelievably juicy. Eat outside.

Fruiting Months October and November

Planted: 2012

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 3 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, blood and bone

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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